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What are your favorite Oil and Water routines? For me, I like to perform...

The Sting (Lorayne) - it's very direct and there's a Royal Flush kicker as well.

Very Nice Oil and Water (Vollmer) - a 4-phase oil and water routine which ends with all the cards becoming the same color. It can be found in Apocalypse vol. 5

KJV Oil & Water (Jennings) - It's a 3-phase O&W routine based on Kosby's, Jennings', and Vernon's ideas (that's why it's called KJV). I especially like the last phase where the alternating face up and face down cards separate. 

Ultimate Oil and Water (Ortiz) - In this one, aside from the regular packet O&W, the whole deck also separates into reds and blacks then quickly, the colors become alternating (red, black, red...)

The O&W from Hollingworth's Drawing Room Deceptions is very clean.

The O&W in Joshua Jay's Talk About Tricks DVD is very good as well.

Also, check out the works of Marlo, Colombini, Ascanio and Tamariz. They have lots of works in this plot. 
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The Sting is a great choice!

I also love the handling described on the Talk About Tricks DVD.

I haven't seen KJV O & W, so I'll have to keep my eyes out for that one.



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The Sting is a great choice!

I also love the handling described on the Talk About Tricks DVD.

I haven't seen KJV O & W, so I'll have to keep my eyes out for that one.




KJV O&W can be found on Jennings' Thoughts on Cards DVD if you have it and it's also in the book Up in Smoke.
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I posted "They Won't Mix" on the Perverse Magic thread of the Genii Forum on November 1, 2005.
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I have a particular fondness for this one:

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That's very good!
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That's very good!


I'm glad that you bumped this thread up, Robin. I would've missed that great oil and water trick by Paul Hallas [smile]

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Obviously not here but I have been quite surprised by the number of magicians who just plain don't like Oil and Water routines. Another one is the egg bag. I like both tricks. I use the Ed Marlo version which is described in the VERNON card book, surprisingly enough! 

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Aldo has some good takes on OW.  If you don't mind gimmicks Anthony Owens has a pretty good version.  Chad Long on his homemade videos has a couple of interesting versions also.  Back at the first Genii Convention Juan Tamariz and Eric Mead both performed OW, both were mind blowing, each display became more impossible.  Juan has released a couple of his handlings at Art of Magic.  One, called Bold Oil and Water, is exactly that. Bold as can be, but of course with Juan, you get a few more important lessons along the way.
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Obviously not here but I have been quite surprised by the number of magicians who just plain don't like Oil and Water routines. Another one is the egg bag. I like both tricks. I use the Ed Marlo version which is described in the VERNON card book, surprisingly enough! 



I've heard that too, Mark. I have most definitely seen my fair share of oil and water routines that were boring. Others, like Harry's "The Sting" are very entertaining crowd pleasers.



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Here is a self working version. Try it. You have four reds and four blacks. Mix them up by alternating the cards, one from the left hand, one from the right hand and so on. Do it three times (and it doesn't matter which hand goes first in the alternating) and lo and behold they will be back where they started automatically. An ideal version for those of you who are all thumbs. However, you can strengthen a bit by doing one or two Charlier shuffles between the alternating. I have always believed the best false shuffle with a small packet of cards is easily the Charlier method.
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Danny Dew had a great Oil and Water routine.  It was included in Steve Bryant's wonderful "Little Egypt Gazette" - sadly long defunct, but the website still exists.  You have to answer some knowledge-testing questions to link through to the routine, but you can start the quest at ... http://littleegyptmagic.com/ten96.htm

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Ray Kosby has a very convincing O&W that's in a Racherbaumer column in Antinomy magazine. That particular column had some excellent items. The column was about synergy. The chosen routines "synergistically" went together very well.

Dave Solomon has an excellent gaffed routine with Jumbo cards. The gaffs allow for some amazing looking phases.

If you receive the Linking Ring magazine, you might check Allan Ackerman's Oil and Water. It's called AA Oil and Water from the Feb. 2013 column.

BTW - Paul's routine above is very cool indeed!

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Hi Mike

Thanks for the reminder of the Ackerman routine!  It's a good one.

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Hi Robin,

I had been thinking of revisiting that routine and this thread pushed me over the edge. I have to say that I've never been a big fan of O&W but there are a few versions that have gotten on my radar. There's one in Apocalypse where all the cards are black at the end that's cool. 

I do like Paul's routine with the symbols too. It's more of a transposition than a separation which gives it a very different feel than most O&W routines.

Check out that Ray Kosby version. It has the most convincing mixing I have seen in an ungaffed routine with no extra cards.

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   The Sting is in ONLY MY APOCALYPSE.
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I've heard that too, Mark. I have most definitely seen my fair share of oil and water routines that were boring. Others, like Harry's "The Sting" are very entertaining crowd pleasers.



Rudy


I don't think I ever saw Harry's The Sting until now...such an entertaining presentation. Crisp and clean. I like the Royal Flush ending, which s a refreshing change from other O&W routines.
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Check out the booklet 'Oiater' by Tom Dobrowolski and Jeremiah Zuo for more oil and water methods. 
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Woody Aragon has a very clever version where the spectator does all the work
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